Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Are you ready to feel the love? Regardless of your relationship status, it’s a great time to celebrate everything that makes you happy in life — including looking and feeling great! Just in time, we've got 5 steps to help you celebrate yourself on February 14th. Read on to get a gorgeous V-Day glow, both inside and out.
Step 1: Cleanse & Exfoliate
Nothing dulls your skin faster than dead skin cells that don’t get sloughed off on a regular basis. Do yourself (and your skin) a favor by using a cleanser that does both daily. Garnier’s SkinActive Clearly Brighter Argan Nut Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser uses sustainably sourced argan nut shells to smooth and polish skin, while fruit acids help to dissolve dirt, oil and makeup that can get stuck in your pores.
V-Day Beauty Tip: Make sure you’re exfoliating the right way so you don’t tear or injure your skin.
Step 2: Moisturize From Head-to-Toe
Keeping your freshly cleansed skin moisturized is key to promoting a healthy, natural glow. Look for one like L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewel Rosy Tone Moisturizer, which not only stimulates cell renewal but also enhances your skin tone with rosy pigments for a blushed effect.
Then continue the skin love down the rest of your body by using a rich and creamy body lotion, such as Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter, to give yourself soft and supple skin.
V-Day Beauty Tip: Don’t forget your feet! Give your tootsies their own V-Day treat by slathering them in body lotion, then covering them with socks while you sleep.
Step 3: Freshen Up Your Haircolor
Add brightness and depth to dull strands with a haircolor that colors and nourishes at the same time. Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme’s new Nudes Collection features three new shades inspired by the nude trend in makeup. Buttery Blondes Collection has three new bright golden shades and Very Berry couldn’t be more appropriate for V-Day, with two new dark burgundy hues. Each comes with an after color conditioner that uses avocado, olive and shea oils to hydrate and protect against dryness.
V-Day Beauty Tip: Keep your color fresh and vibrant by protecting it in these harsh winter months. Here’s how.
Step 4: Add Highlight
Dewy skin looks oh-so-sexy, but there’s a fine line between dewy and oily. We love Maybelline New York FaceStudio Master Blush Color & Highlight Kit, because it contains all you need to add a punch of gorgeous color to your cheeks. You can wear each shade alone or layer a few to customize your glow. For a little extra illumination, try NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter on brow bones or collarbones too for a non-greasy-looking glow.
V-Day Beauty Tip: Always drink plenty of water, and make sure to exercise regularly. A truly healthy glow starts from the inside!
Step 5: Brush On Vibrant Color
Channel a romantic night in Paris with Lancôme’s La Palette La Rose. The kit contains six matte and shimmery eyeshadow shades along with three bright pink matte lip shades. Use the silvery gray shadow on eyes, with the black liner and deep pink lips for a rich, sultry effect. Or go light and flirty with an allover peachy-pink look on eyes and lips.V-Day Beauty Tip: Make sure to moisturize your lips thoroughly before putting on a matte color. This will ensure it goes on smooth and lasts longer!